Citizens Financial Group (CFG) Receives Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.38

News articles about Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Citizens Financial Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.38 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the bank an impact score of 46.4812707674195 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE CFG) traded up $0.03 on Monday, hitting $42.63. 3,620,100 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,728,160. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67, a quick ratio of 0.97 and a current ratio of 0.98. Citizens Financial Group has a 52 week low of $31.51 and a 52 week high of $42.93. The stock has a market cap of $20,970.00, a PE ratio of 17.26, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.09 and a beta of 1.37.

Citizens Financial Group (NYSE:CFG) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The bank reported $0.68 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.44 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.43 billion. Citizens Financial Group had a net margin of 20.26% and a return on equity of 6.44%. Citizens Financial Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. equities research analysts anticipate that Citizens Financial Group will post 2.59 EPS for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CFG. BMO Capital Markets upgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $40.00 to $39.00 in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Morgan Stanley lifted their target price on shares of Citizens Financial Group from $43.00 to $49.00 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, December 4th. TheStreet upgraded shares of Citizens Financial Group from a “c” rating to an “a+” rating in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Finally, Oppenheimer restated a “hold” rating on shares of Citizens Financial Group in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. Citizens Financial Group has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $40.85.

In other Citizens Financial Group news, Director Wendy A. Watson sold 4,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, December 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.31, for a total value of $161,240.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 12,917 shares in the company, valued at approximately $520,684.27. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.21% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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About Citizens Financial Group

Citizens Financial Group, Inc is a retail bank holding company. The Company operates through two segments: Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking. Its Consumer Banking serves retail customers and small businesses. Consumer Banking products and services include deposit products, mortgage and home equity lending, auto financing, student loans, personal unsecured lines and loans, credit cards, business loans, wealth management and investment services.

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